Employees in Utah cannot be treated with hostility or forced to work in a hostile work environment because of their race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, or sexual preference. If you are subject to threats, intimidation, derogatory remarks, sexual harassment, or other acts of hostility, a Utah employment law attorney at Pearson Butler can consult with you and help you determine how to best resolve your hostile working environment.
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Protections Under Federal Law and Utah Law
Both Federal law and Utah law prohibit harassment and discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, or sexual preference. Some of the federal laws that provide these protections are Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Utah law also provides similar protections under the Utah Antidiscrimination Act. These laws prohibit all types of harassment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, or sexual preference in the workplace, including conduct that is unwelcome, pervasive, demeaning, ridiculing, derisive, or coercive and results in a hostile, offensive, or intimidating work environment. In order to protect your rights, be sure to follow company policy and procedure in reporting all workplace harassment you encounter. Also, it’s important to document your complaints and detail who you spoke to, when you spoke to them, and exactly what you spoke about.
Hostile Work Environment Claims in Utah
Reporting the hostile work environment to your employer is critical. Be sure to follow company policy and procedure in reporting all workplace harassment or retaliation you encounter. This is true even if you feel your complaint would be futile. If there isn’t a company policy or procedure, be sure to complain to your direct supervisor or someone with management level authority. When you report a hostile work environment, it is also important to document your complaints and detail who you spoke to, when you spoke to them, and exactly what you spoke about.
After your report, your employer should conduct an immediate investigation your complaint and is supposed to take appropriate action to resolve the situation. If your employer does not resolve the situation, or if you face retaliation because of your complaint, contact an attorney at Pearson Butler immediately. At Pearson Butler, we understand that not all employers will do the right thing when faced with discrimination claims and stand ready to help protect your rights, your career, and your financial stability.
Contact Pearson Butler when you are ready to act to defend your rights against a hostile work environment.